To save this word, you'll need to log in. Forester b : no matter what money, in whatever hands, will confer power — Samuel Johnson 2 : of any kind at all — used after the substantive it modifies with any or with an expressed or implied negative in any order whatever — W. Moulton no food whatever whatever. Adjective She will buy the painting at whatever price. There's no evidence whatever to support your theory. Adverb whatever the reviews say, I still think it was a great play See More Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Central to whatever the answer might be is the issue of race and policing — the same as when Watts exploded in and then in , with south Los Angeles again the epicenter of violence that spread to other parts of Southern California. Then I traced its history. Buckley Jr. Send us feedback. See More First Known Use of whatever Pronoun 14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a Adjective 14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a Adverb , in the meaning defined above Keep scrolling for more Learn More about whatever Share whatever Post the Definition of whatever to Facebook Share the Definition of whatever on Twitter Time Traveler for whatever.
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When twelve people are killed by violence, whoever they are, for whatever reason, that is a tragedy and a waste. Morris searched for whatever strength was left in his malnourished body. The mink, nothing daunted, crouched again, in readiness for whatever that something might be. But as you did not belong to me then, whatever you may have done was no disgrace to me. But this is certain, that whatever the sex set their hearts upon, they make thorough work of it. They studied from whatever book they liked best, each child bringing the "Reader" or "Speller" he could most easily lay hands on. I decided to look no more towards Newenham; but to go on by the Duke's side to whatever fortune the wars might bring us. Origin of whatever Middle English word dating back to —50; see origin at what , ever. Words nearby whatever what'd , what-do-you-call-it , what do you know , what do you take me for? Words related to whatever whatsoever , any , everything.
Use whatever in a sentence. An example of whatever is how a teenager would respond to a teacher asking them to stop texting in class, "Whatever. I will stop. An example of whatever is someone directing another to take anything they want from a party. Usage Note: Both whatever and what ever may be used in sentences such as Whatever or What ever made her say that? Critics have occasionally objected to the one-word form, but many respected writers have used it.
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